For enameling, you need a kiln similiar to large ones, just on a
smaller scale as it is easier to work with and you do not lose as
much heat each time you open the door after firing. They have a PMC
Kiln in the Rio Grande catalog which is very suitable. Enamels
require different firing temps. usually ranging from 1300F to 1500F
max. I fire my japanese transparent enamels at about 1425F.
All pieces to be enameled are placed on trivets inside the kiln on a
firing board which protects the elements of the kiln. The heat source
is usually at the bottom of the kiln. Firing of a piece usually takes
a few minutes, everything has a ‘X’ factor though when considering
size of piece, amount of enamel layers etc. Hope this was helpful.
Sara D. Commers
C&L Gems LLC